La Petite France
La Petite France
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Strasbourg's historic neighborhood is a serene collection of cobblestone roads, fine restaurants and 16th-century buildings.
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The area
Neighborhood: Petite France Nord Ouest
How to get there
  • Strasbourg Station • 10 min walk
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,784 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Half-timbered heaven
    Strasbourg is an interesting place full of surprises. One of the surprises for us was the beautiful La Petite France area in the old part of the city. Full of half-timbered buildings alongside canals and lining narrow streets. Simply delightful and full of photo. ops. Luckily we were on a tour and our guide was able to give us some interesting historical information and point out some particular buildings of interest. That said, even without a guide a walk through the area wouldn't be a waste. Recommended as a spot for all tourists to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Front D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Strasbourg!!
    Spent time in Strasbourg, visiting my aunt and cousins, during the summer of 2022. While there enjoyed the free Jazz concerts in La Petite France. I also really enjoyed visiting the historical museum of Strasbourg, where I learned about the production of arms and use of paper for printing. Very nice city with beauty and culture. I highly recommend taking a late morning boat ride and having lunch along the river.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written August 18, 2023
  • bcs488
    Grand Rapids, Michigan255 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful old city, would like to visit again, longer.
    Strasbourg was a stop while on a Rhine River cruise and this is an interesting place. Our primary objective was to see the cathedral, and it is spectacular, but the many old buildings and structures were extremely interesting to see. A few hours were not enough, just a teaser. I would like to stay there for a few days and see more of the place because there was lots more we had no time to visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Linda K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful part of France
    La Petite France is chocolate box picture perfect. If you are in Strasbourg you must visit La Petite France. Great little restaurants and cafes and bars. Amazing architecture. Watching the boats move through the locks was very interesting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 12, 2023
  • 23rita
    Davie, Florida558 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    FEAST FOR THE EYES!!
    This is such an enchanting, fairy-tale like area filled with captivating Neo-gothic to Renaissance architecture. It is such a relaxing place to meander along the cobble stoned streets filled with restaurants, bakeries, bars, cafes and shops. There are a number of quays with beautiful vegetation flanked with homes that have half-timbered roofs. There are picturesque canals and bridges adorned with lush vegitation. You will find post card ops at every turn as the vistas are amazing!! Close by, be sure to visit the Ports Couverts and Barrage Vauban. La Petite France is a MUST SEE!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Norman3721
    Dover, United Kingdom267 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Felt like I was in Beauty and The Beast and Belle was going to come riding along in her bike with baguettes in her basket. This place.is well worth a visit So so so beautiful and so much to see. Houses are beautiful Windy paths to walk along Sun was shining which really helped bring Petite France Alive Loved loved loved
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • L'aquila
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands391 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing historic scene
    This district is a unique historical experience that everyone shall visit and feel the romance, nostalgic times. The canal, the buildings, the restaurants are all giving you the feeling of the 16th century. Walking through the pathways and seeing all sculpture takes you back to those days definitely. I recommend to all who are traveling and looking for some sights from 16th century.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 22, 2023
  • Ann C
    Nashville, Tennessee3,291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    La Petite France
    A pretty historic area with cobblestone roads and canals. In December the area was decorated for Christmas. It can get very crowded with tourists, if you want to capture some good photos I recommend trying to visit at off times. Be sure to look out for the little bridges...picture perfect views!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 11, 2024
  • annminky
    United States3,805 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing Walk in a Petite Place
    The day was cool with light drizzle. Beautiful sky with patches of clouds complimented this cute little place. Walking and exploring this unique city was one of the highlights of my birthday. The architecture of each building I saw was so relaxing. It was worth to travel here.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 15, 2024
  • Andre N
    Canada345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quickly became one of my favourite cities in Europe!
    What a beautiful and interesting place. A massive old town with plenty of water - incredibly scenic. My photographer daughter absolutely loved it (and so did the rest of us. History, a grand cathedral, shopping, architecture, nature, great restaurants-this place has it all in abundance! I definitely plan to visit again. One day was not enough!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 13, 2024
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190764Ramblingman
Warrington, UK148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Even in the depths of Winter there were plenty of people wandering around the streets and passages of La Petit France, so named when the city was part of Germany. Many of the buildings on the river front still retain the open upper storey where leather was dried. Our informal guide pointed out the different architectural periods and historical know how. I can imagine that in Summer this is overrun with tourists, we prefer the quiet of Winter if possible.
Written March 3, 2020
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Jae W. Lee
Long Island, NY5,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
During our Viking River Cruise’ “Rhine Getaway” journey, we visited the historic Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg. After our cathedral visit, we went through narrow streets with intriguing buildings, ending up in beautiful La Petite France, a historic quarter of the city. La Petite France was located at the western end of Grande Île (Big Island) which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area with many restaurants and shops was festive and vibrant with many visitors. We walked through the streets and crossed the bridges over the canal. The view of the canal and surrounding charming buildings were fascinating. We also saw canal tour boats packed with cheerful tourists passing by. La Petite France is a must visit attraction of Strasbourg.
Written August 17, 2020
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Enjoytravelz
France141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A wonderful little place, it's quaint, it's scenic and you can feel the cultural influence which makes Strasbourg so interesting. It's lovely to have a walk around petite France and look at the boats passing by on the river. In summer you can enjoy having a drink at one of the restaurant and café terrasses.
Written January 12, 2020
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Honey Goel
Singapore, Singapore45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Cobbled streets  with the traditional timber houses, winding streets and waterways; everything was just so very beautiful.

There are many cosy cafes and bakeries to satiate your hunger. Cathedral is beautiful. Take time to admire the historical buildings. A MUST VISIT.
Written February 25, 2020
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David F
Rehovot, Israel199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Look at the photos! This is an absolutely wonderful location to travel through, on foot, via canal, bicycle or any other mode. The ambience, architecture, flowers, river, restaurants, pubs and shops is simply fantastic, especially when the sun is shining.

The place just makes you want to linger and take the atmosphere in completely especially when downing one of the tastiest beers I have ever had...in Alsace? How can that be? I was amazed by an amber beer called "Fischer" Dorelei. Superb! The entire area sets you back several hundred years in time at that is just wonderful.
I highly recommend this area to any traveler in the Alsace region.
Written November 1, 2021
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A huge tourist drawcard, and rightly so, Little France is an island and surrounding area across the delta of the river. We visited first on a Saturday when it was full to the brim with tourists and boats in the locks, and then on a weekday when there were significantly less people. Both experiences were excellent. Lots of lovely buildings, racing water, cafes, happy smiling people. Incredibly picturesque area with a number of attractions in the near vicinity. We parked at the large carpark at the nearby modern art gallery which was close enough to take in the whole district. La Petite France is obviously a must-do when you're in Strasbourg.
Written June 29, 2023
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NomadicAdventurer
Germany277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Just a beautiful city area and atmosphere. I recommend visiting several times, especially during lunch and at some point, at dark when the beautiful restaurants on the canal are open and the lights are colourful.

There is a children's playground between one of the canals and several places worthwhile to have a casual picnic.
Written May 13, 2022
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Strasbourg is an interesting place full of surprises.

One of the surprises for us was the beautiful La Petite France area in the old part of the city. Full of half-timbered buildings alongside canals and lining narrow streets. Simply delightful and full of photo. ops.

Luckily we were on a tour and our guide was able to give us some interesting historical information and point out some particular buildings of interest. That said, even without a guide a walk through the area wouldn't be a waste.

Recommended as a spot for all tourists to visit.
Written July 28, 2023
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Roberto I
The Hague, The Netherlands315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Petite France is a historic quarter of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. It is located at the western end of the Grande Île, which contains the historical centre of the city. The name Petite-France ("Little France") was not given for patriotic or architectural reasons. It comes from the "hospice of the syphilitic" (Hospice des Vérolés, in French), which was built in the late fifteenth century on this island, to cure persons with syphilis, then called Franzosenkrankheit ("French disease") in German.This is the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this part of town where the streets have been built level with the waterways. Nice atmosphere with French and German influence.
Written January 5, 2020
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Front D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Spent time in Strasbourg, visiting my aunt and cousins, during the summer of 2022. While there enjoyed the free Jazz concerts in La Petite France. I also really enjoyed visiting the historical museum of Strasbourg, where I learned about the production of arms and use of paper for printing. Very nice city with beauty and culture. I highly recommend taking a late morning boat ride and having lunch along the river.
Written August 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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